Broadway legend Barbara Cook is set to take the stage at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Starting at 8 p.m., this concert will give attendees a chance to see Cook perform songs from throughout her legendary career. Tickets range between $45 and $69.
Call (718) 793-8080 for more information.
The Greater Astoria Historical Society will host “Anarchy in Astoria: the Making of the Marx Brothers’ First Two Movies,” as part of Marxfest, a citywide Marx Brothers festival. The discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. For information, visit www.marxfest.com/astoria.html.
Queens Council on the Arts will celebrate the accomplishments of young artists in the High School to Art School portfolio development program from 2-4 p.m. at the QCA, 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria. Student portfolio artwork will be exhibited at QCA, highlighting the many techniques and concepts central to the HS2AS program.
ARTIST RESIDENCY BOOTCAMP
Head to the second floor theater in the Queens Museum for some refreshments as artists affiliated with the Queens Museum and their guests share their experiences working abroad and answer your questions about the residency process in general. Hosted by Nung-Hsin Hu, coordinator of the Queens Museum Studio Program and José Rodríguez, manager of the New New Yorkers Program, the event runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 592-9700.
MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT
Margaret Community Corporation will present a free Mother’s Day concert with special guest State Sen. James Sanders from 5-7 p.m. at Springfield Gardens High School, 143-10 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens. Performers include Martha Wash, Jeff Redd, Charisa Dowe Rouse, Latrese Bush, Christian James and Forever. For information, call Hayden Horsham at (718)523-3069.
“Momix” is coming to the Queens Theatre, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 10 and at 3 p.m. on May 11. “Momix” transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Artistic director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience. Tickets range between $25 and $46. For more information, call (718) 760-0064.
NYC’s RISING STARS
The Queensborough Performing Arts Center will highlight up-and-coming talent at its “NYC Rising Stars” concert. Directed and hosted by Broadway choral director/arranger Chapman Roberts, the show will feature young talent hand-picked from New York’s most prestigious performing arts schools, including Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, American Musical & Dramatic Academy, Mannes School of Music, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and many more. Tickets are $35. For information, call (718) 631-6311.
ROB CROWE SITUATION
At the Flushing Library, the Rob Crowe Situation will perform in the lower level auditorium from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This acoustic sextet mixes poetry into their songs to produce an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, Latin and rock performed on violins, congas and guitars. The concert is free. Flushing Library is located at 41-17 Main St.
The Youth Orchestra, CYCNY will perform at a springtime concert at the Poppenhusen Institute. These musicians, who have played at Lincoln Center, will play classical and contemporary songs, starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general audience and $10 for seniors, students and members. Poppenhusen is located at 114-04 14th Road, College Point.
At 2 p.m., the Museum of the Moving Image will hold a special screening of the movie-musical Hello, Dolly! to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong knocking the Beatles off of Billboard’s #1 slot with his song of the same name. A short presentation of rare footage of Armstrong performances will precede the screening. Tickets are $12 and include admission to both the Museum of the Moving Image and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. For more information, call (718) 777-6800.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
MoMA PS1 will be holding its seasonal Night at the Museum, with special programming and extended viewing hours of the current exhibitions. Live performances and musical guests in the VW Dome will play into the night. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day-of. For more information, visit http://momaps1.org/calendar/view/507.
THE GOLDEN VANITY
This weekend, the Long Island City Youth Choir will perform The Golden Vanity, a children’s opera that tells the story of a sea battle with pirates, a courageous cabin boy and a treacherous captain. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for children age 14 or younger. For more information, call (718) 392-0722.
BOWNE HOUSE LECTURE
Join the Bowne House Historical Society in the Flushing Library meeting room on the third floor at 6:30 p.m. for a lecture. Dr. Janna Weiss, PhD, will talk about cross-cultural influences on medicinal and culinary traditions in Eastern and Western societies. The talk is free and open to the public. Flushing Library is located at 41-17 Main St.
TASTE OF BAYSIDE
The Bayside Business Association is holding the 11th annual Taste of Bayside at the Castle in Fort Totten Park, located at 208 Totten Ave. Sample the very best the neighborhood has to offer, with food from Bourbon Street, Brian Dempsey’s, C.J. Sullivan’s, Marbella, Papazzio, Trattoria 35 and Vivaldi. Tickets are $35. To purchase them, go to www.baysideba.com.
LIC ARTS OPEN
Wednesday kicks off the fourth annual LIC Arts Open, the biggest art festival in Queens. More than 250 artists in 54 venues across Long Island City will display their work for a total of over 80 exhibitions and events. The venues range from factories and warehouses to a glass tower on the LIC waterfront. For a full list of festival events, visit licartsopen.org/exhibitions-events.
DEVIL SCIENCE THEATER 3K
Cult Films plus Alcohol plus Comedians equals Devil Science Theater 3000! Finally, a time when people are encouraged to talk at a theater and heckle at a comedy club. Each Thursday at 10:30, the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City hosts “Devil Science Theater 3000,” a late night cult film screening. Cost is $6. For information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.